Be a Anti-Phishing champ

Be a Anti-Phishing champ

Phishing is a type of online fraud in which scammers trick users into divulging personal information. They may pretend to be a bank, a service provider, or even a friend in need. The goal?

To steal sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, and social security information.

Imagine you receive an email from your "bank" informing you that there is a problem with your account. It looks official, complete with the bank's logo and a professional feel. This email will ask you to click a link to resolve the issue.

But here's the catch: Clicking on the link takes you to a fake website that looks exactly like the bank's. Once you enter your login information there, the scammer has everything they need to access your real account.

Easy Ways to Prevent Phishing -

Be Suspicious: If an email or message is incorrect, trust your instincts. Be wary of strange language or urgent requests for personal information.

Verify the sender: Hover over the sender's email address. If it doesn't match your organization's official email domain, that's a red flag.

Don't click on suspicious links: If you don't know a link, don't click it. Instead, go directly to the website by typing it into your browser.

Use security software: Install and update security software on your device. These help detect and block phishing attempts.

Keep your software up to date: Update your operating system and applications regularly. These updates often include security patches.

Scammers are always finding new ways to trick people.

Please remember that legitimate companies will never request confidential information via email.

If in doubt, please contact the company directly through a trusted phone number or website.

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